Reviewed: Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi By Geoff Dyer

Pantheon Books, 2009 Reviewed by Willa Cmiel Extremes are dangerous. Extreme sports, extreme dieting, extreme Calvinism, what have you, they all come with consequences. In Geoff Dyer’s diptyched novel, Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi, Jeff Atman’s life exists under no extreme, not even extreme slackerism. As a freelance writer for Kulcher magazine, rather than abandoning work as he fantasizes with the click of a “send” button, he takes a walk, he cuts his hair, he pouts, and he goes […]

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